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It has been a long journey from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout, but it’s a road that White Bear seniors Henry Contreras, Trayton Pescosolido and Tony Perfetti have always walked together. The three Scouts recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout — all on the same day. 

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Danielle Harley thought it was a funny coincidence that the White Bear Lake doctor she’d chosen to deliver her third child happened to be from the same town where she was born in Iowa. 

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From distance learning to canceled activities to social distance in the classroom, the class of 2021 has endured a lot in their final year of high school. In light of the isolation of COVID-19, the fact that students will be able to celebrate prom and graduation in person this year is more m…

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The Centennial Area Education Foundation (CAEF) is working to diversify its offerings, all in hopes of reaching different members of the community for a broader impact. 

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Have an old bike just sitting in your garage collecting dust? Consider donating it to MNRecyclery, a bike repair shop that refurbishes old bikes and donates them to organizations throughout the area.

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Centennial Community Education is gearing up for a busy summer full of fun and safe activities for the whole family. Registration is now open for summer activities, everything from sports and theater camps for kids to paddleboarding and dance lessons for adults. 

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From distance learning to canceled activities to social distance in the classroom, the class of 2021 has endured a lot in their final year of high school. In light of the isolation of COVID-19, the fact that students will be able to celebrate prom and graduation in person this year is more m…

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ST. PAUL — Water Gremlin and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) have signed a stipulation agreement that resolves alleged hazardous waste and stormwater issues identified during previous inspections.

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A Ramsey County K-9 officer named Cross is getting a custom-fit protective vest, thanks to that All-American wardrobe staple known as a T-shirt. That and efforts by a White Bear charity that’s selling them. 

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A 1929 home on the Dellwood peninsula hasn’t changed much in almost 100 years, both inside and out. The same family owns the property, using it as a summer home much like its original owner, Francis G. Okie, described as an “absent-minded” inventor who became a member of 3M’s first dream team. 

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Reading stories out loud to others can be a daunting task for shy kindergartners, but it doesn’t seem so scary when the face on the screen is adorable. With floppy ears and whiskers.

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As more states open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to adult residents, demand is far outpacing supply. “Vaccine hunter” websites, online forums and social media groups have sprung up, offering to help people find open appointments and leftover vaccine doses in their area. While most of the…

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The last member of the Kohler family retired last month after 50-plus years with the White Bear Lake company started by his grandparents, Henry and Blanche, in the 1920s.

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While bikers and walkers along the Lake Links Trail are within Mahtomedi’s borders, they'll be reassured they haven't meandered off the trail whenever they look up and see the sign indicating they're still on course.

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Language is more than simple words—it is a deeper insight into the way a culture views the world and expresses itself. Through a series of three indigenous language classes, the White Bear Lake school district’s American Indian Parent Advisory Committee (AIPAC) is offering a way for students…

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As summer draws closer, two north metro cities hope their residents will take advantage of a deal that will not only save them money, but also save water. 

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For a couple of years now, an idea has been brewing in Chris Raaymakers’ head. 

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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore outlet has been working to reduce waste, help the environment and generate funds to build houses for area residents for more than a decade.

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Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed April Military Child Month. More than 40% of military personnel have children who remain at home without their parents or guardians during deployments. More than 23,000 children in Minnesota have at least one parent or guardian currently serving in active militar…

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Anoka County has several projects lined up in the Quad and surrounding areas this spring, summer and fall. Projects include roadway overlays, the installation of flashing yellow arrows at traffic signals, roadway reconstruction and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements. 

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How can an athlete who’s nearly blind participate in three high school sports and become a conference champion in one of them?

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The new school will double in size. There will be two main entrances instead of one, a larger auditorium, new field house, three stories of classrooms and multiple parking lots. All are part of the North Campus expansion/renovation approved by voters in 2019. 

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In a place as filled with lakes and rivers as Minnesota, it’s easy to take access to clean water for granted. But even during a global pandemic, the Water Warriors involved with the H2O for Life program in White Bear Lake schools are doing what they can to fight for clean water across the globe.

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After a year of dealing with the rollercoaster of COVID-19, the restaurant industry certainly has had its ups and downs. Because of fewer restrictions and the fact that people are getting vaccinated, Stella’s on 97 Neighborhood Grille in Forest Lake and Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop in Stillwa…

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The large white trumpet-shaped flowers of Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) are a tradition this time of year. These plants are forced to bloom at the appropriate time for the religious holiday, completely out of their normal flowering time. 

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If you've ever wondered what a bird sees when it's flying around a city, just watch a drone video made by former Mahtomedi resident Jay Christensen. 

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Every workplace has suffered from some degree of miscommunication, but what might not be clear is how some of these problems arise from damaging stereotypes and hurdles related to gender. Understanding these dynamics is the expertise of Dr. Amelia Reigstad, a White Bear Lake communication co…

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Have you ever considered adopting a child or becoming a foster parent for children in need of help? If so, adoption or fostering requires patience, unconditional love and understanding.